Kelly found her niche in the disability arena during her internship with the Governor’s Advocacy Council for People with Disabilities (now known as Disability Rights North Carolina). Kelly enjoys teaching and giving talks on the ADA. She strives to educate, inspire and encourage others with I/DD’s and their loved ones. Kelly has given several speeches on various topics related to disabilities. She also enjoys explaining processes and educating others.
Kelly resides in Raleigh, NC, and has a developmental disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Kelly graduated with her B.A. in Psychology in 2005. She has also obtained several certificates, including becoming an ADA trainer and “Upwards to Financial Stability” Curriculum trainer. More recently, Kelly became one of North Carolina’s first Peer Mentors.
She possesses much gratitude for all the advocates before her that worked diligently and paved the way for her not to encounter as many obstacles. Their work has afforded her the ability to not settle, the right to fight for what she thinks is fair, and the courage to be brave. Kelly desires for her work to greatly impact other advocates.